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Modi charms Rajnath with big show,gets back at Rahul

Says he was shocked,pained when Cong leader called India a beehive

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: April 7, 2013 1:32:22 am

Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday put up a massive show of strength in the presence of his party’s national president Rajnath Singh,who was in Ahmedabad to attend the celebrations of BJP’s 33rd foundation day.

In his address at the venue of Sardar Patel Stadium,which was packed with BJP workers and supporters,Singh lavished praise on Modi,saying the world admired the Gujarat model of development. Calling Modi “incorruptible”,Singh said the Gujarat Chief Minister was the most popular leader in the country today.

The BJP chief also lashed out at the Congress for calling Modi “Yamraj”,saying the people would teach a lesson to them.

The Gujarat Chief Minister,who spoke last at the function,attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for terming India a “beehive”.

“Two days back,I happened to listen to a speech by a Congress leader whose words are considered to be the party policy. I was deeply shocked and pained when he compared India to beehive,” Modi said without naming Rahul.

Accusing the Congress of insulting the country,Modi said,“If you do not understand the language of people of India,go and learn from somewhere. Due to your ignorance,do not try to destroy the culture and tradition of this country.”

At his recent speech at CII function in Delhi,Rahul had compared India and China,saying while China is described as dragon and India as an elephant,India was really a beehive. Rahul had also taken potshots at Modi’s “divisive politics” in his speech.

In an apparent reply to BJP ally JD-U’s remark that one could serve the country while working for his state,Modi said,“When we serve Gujarat,our goal is development of India through development of Gujarat.”

He also warned Congress against misuse of constitutional institutions against BJP governments in states. “I warn you that BJP governments in various states will not be cowed down by attacks of CBI or by use of the Governor’s office against them. You use all constitutional institutions against us. Your days are numbered in Delhi,” Modi said.

“You cannot expect Congress to change. But we are also not going to wait now for very long,” he said.

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